Coconutty Quinoa Porridge

This breakfast is a great way to bust out of the norm. I was getting a bit tired of oats and wanted something with more texture.

Recipe: Serves 1

In a sauce pan, bring a heaping 1/4 cup dry quinoa, 1/2 cup coconut milk, and 1/4 cup water to boil.

Let it boil for a couple minutes and then reduce the heat. Let it simmer until it becomes thick and the quinoa is puffy.

While it is simmering, throw in a handful of raisins, 1 tsp vanilla, a dash of salt, and cinnamon. Remove from heat once the quinoa has ‘popped’ and is soft. This should take about 12+ minutes. If it starts to get dry and the quinoa isn’t soft enough yet, just add more coconut milk or water and let it cook a bit longer.

Scoop the porridge out into a bowl. Add a nice little moat of coconut milk if you wish. Top with a spoon full of melted coconut butter and dust with cinnamon. You could also put a bit of vanilla yogurt in there. (I wouldn’t recommend adding plain yogurt because it will mask the coconutty sweet flavor)

Benefits

Quinoa *  This super food has more protein, fiber, and nutrients than rice, oats, and basically every other grain.

Cinnamon * I just gushed about this a post ago but basically cinnamon is full of antioxidants and helps keep blood sugar levels stable!

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One thought on “Coconutty Quinoa Porridge

  1. Hey girl! This looks amazing. I love quinoa and I LOVE coconut milk! Had some with my oats yesterday. Nice work and beautiful blog 🙂

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